Killer Mike has just been honored with three Grammy Award nominations for his acclaimed 2023 album MICHAEL (executive produced by No ID), including Best Rap Album and nods for “SCIENTISTS & ENGINEERS (ft. Future, Andre 3000, and Eryn Allen Kane)” in both the Best Rap Song and Best Rap Performance categories. In honor of the milestone Mike has shared a brand new video for the album’s lead track and mission statement “Down By Law (feat. CeeLo Green).” The Shane Smith-directed visual is especially fitting for the occasion – an ebullient tribute to the city of Atlanta that portrays Mike meeting and celebrating among fans while delivering an unyielding barrage of bars about how the city shaped the person he’s grown to become, with a guest appearance from fellow Dungeon Family alum CeeLo Green who delivers the song’s powerful refrain.
MICHAEL was executive produced by No ID and released via Loma Vista Recordings, with a roster of features spanning multiple eras of rap, including Andre 3000, Future, Young Thug, Ty Dolla $ign, Curren$y, 6LACK, EL-P, Blxst, Eryn Allen Kane, and more. The album has been heralded as “a complex portrait of Southern Black masculinity” for its holistic portrayal of Michael’s come-up in Atlanta. Since its release and subsequent touring Mike has interfaced with countless fans, from Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium to New York’s Apollo Theatre to Chicago’s Pitchfork Festival, to the Clive Davis Theater in the GRAMMY Museum in Los Angeles, who have been deeply moved and enriched by his relatable working-class story of perseverance, responsibility, and community.